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One of the most important issues surrounding climate change for financial professionals is the policy response regulators and policymakers make around such issues as climate change data transparency and quality.
The ESG concept is picking up in India gradually. This year alone, two investment firms — Avendus and Quantum Advisors with three former Tata group employees — launched a $1 billion ESG fund in India.
In a nutshell, the new rule says fiduciaries cannot sacrifice returns to achieve some other objective, such as societal considerations or other nonfinancial concerns.
Last week, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Jay Clayton spoke on a webcast sponsored by FCLTGlobal. He discussed his views on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) disclosures and the SEC’s responsibilities to investors —… READ MORE ›
Firms use fund names to both market themselves and to inform investors. Fund names are always important, but in the case of the current challenges with funds that advertise themselves as ESG or sustainable funds, disclosures beyond the fund name would be especially helpful.
A standard taxonomy of green finance based on best principles, with an eventual path towards global convergence, would catalyse investments that are desperately needed. This global issue is framed from the point of view of India.
Some workshop participants suggested that environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors comes into play when the investment horizon is a minimum of five years, making them material only to long-term investors.
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